BUTT NEMO

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Ocellaris clownfish is known by many of us as Nemo. These little fish, like all fish, are effected by plastic pollution. They are usually seen living in sea anemones with which they have a symbiotic relationship that helps the other survive. Microplastics are mistaken as food by marine life, even sea anemones will eat them, contributing to the health threats of coral reefs.

I hand sewed 2,541 cigarette butts and plastic litter on scrap fabrics and created this clownfish without its symbiotic companion to depict the state of our oceans and the life in them in our nearest future.

65cm x 95cm x 20cm

Status: For Sale

 

PROCESS

Thanks to

Amanda Govrin and her incredible sewing skills for helping in making the fabric cover

- Guy Elnatan for donating the scrap fabric

- Clean the Butts for the cigarette butts supply all collected in their cleanups

JOURNEY

2020

- Wild Plastic Art Show - Bat Yam, Israel.

- "If Not the Art" - Up to Us, Tel Aviv Port, Israel.

- World Oceans Day Virtual Gallery by More Responsible Living.

2021

- The Israeli Compost Conference, Jerusalem's Nature Museum, Jerusalem.

- Solo exhibition, Romanian Cultural Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel.

- "LOVE DEATH & PLASTIC" Exhibition by Up to Us & Evi Art - "Sharabyia" Gallery - Greek Market, Jaffa, Israel.